{Five on Friday} Life Lately Edition

Happy Friday, ladies! So things have gotten busy again here in the Holt household so I figured I'd just dedicate today's post to a Life Lately Edition and catch you all up on some things happening around here. So let's get this show on the road...

1. A New Look
So you probably have noticed by now the ole blog got a fresh new look. After scouring for months for a new blog template, I finally pulled the trigger on this one from Brand Me Beautiful and I am in love. I still have a few things to add and to tweak but for now I couldn't help but share it and make it go live. The bold black and white with pops of gold make me giddy!

2. Snow Days
As I mentioned last week, NC got hit with some snow days. The kids ended up missing an entire week of school and teachers only reported for a few hours two days last week. I thought that was the end of it and then Tuesday morning I woke up to snow coming down and school cancelled. The weathermen totally missed that one and the roads had not been prepared. Needless to say, it was a disaster and lots of accidents happened. Thankfully not involving me. And then, Wednesday night, we were blessed with more snow. And by snow, I truly mean a winter wonderland. We got right around 6 inches of pure snow at our house and it couldn't be more beautiful. Just look at the pictures and decide for yourself.

3.  Sick Days
Sunday night after heading out for dinner, I came home and noticed I felt cold and a bit achy. I didn't think much of it as we had just came in from outside so I threw on some sweats, curled up in bed, and called it a night. On Monday morning when I woke up, I realized I couldn't have been more wrong. I felt like I had been hit by a truck. I had no energy and could barely move. But in an effort to push through, I took some medicine and made my way to work. By lunchtime I realized that was a mistake and as soon as I was able to go home, that's where I headed. On Tuesday I woke up feeling much better but decided to call the doctor and pop in for a visit just to be sure I hadn't had a virus or anything. When I arrived they checked my temperature and when the sweet little nurse said my temperate was over 102, I happily told her it was wrong. But after another quick check, the thermometer showed the same numbers. I was floored. I didn't feel warm and my cheeks weren't flushed. After telling the doctor my symptoms, he ran a strep test as a precaution and boom, that's what I had. A very severe case of it in fact. Yet again, I was floored because my throat didn't even hurt!! How crazy is that?!

4. Harper's Big Girl Room
Yesterday I purchased Harper's big girl bedding. We have no intentions of switching her over to our guest room until Baby Holt #2 makes his/her appearance, but since he/she doesn't exist yet, we've got a while. I hadn't intended to purchase her bedding anytime soon but after finding it for a STEAL, I had to go on and get it. And let's be real, I have no objections with decorating a room. So at least I get to get an early start (;

5. Dining Room Chair Debate
A couple of weeks ago, I purchased some new chairs for our dining room. I am so absolutely in love with them and even decided I wanted to go back and order more. That was until the husband told me he thought they looked too short for our dining room table. So ladies, give me your opinion? Are these chairs too short? Or do you think they just look short because our current ones were high backed?

Cast your vote and give me your thoughts!


  1. Loving the new look! As you know, I'm partial to the white, black and gold look too;) Still so excited to see what you are going to do with Harper's big girl room! I'm sure it will be adorable! As far as the chairs go, it's kind of hard to tell - especially next to the high backed ones. They do look a bit short? Maybe? But again, hard to tell. If you don't love them, send them on back though. Otherwise, you'll never be fully satisfied with them! Happy Friday, sweet girl.

  2. I agree with Jessica, it's hard to tell from the pictures if they are too short, but you have to go with your gut and love them! I love the color of the chairs with your table and bench! I was trying to get my hands on 2 more of these chairs for the ends of the table, but they sold out online before I could!! I have one more hobby lobby galvanized letter project up my sleeve so stay tuned!! Happy Friday!!

  3. PS- if you decide not to keep them, I would love to buy a set from you. I need 2 more but they are sold out!

  4. Love your new blog look- so cute! And I love the chairs too- I am having a hard time telling if they are too short but if you love them then you should totally keep them! PBK bedding is just the best- I am so Harper's room will look adorable!


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